Space Lizard - 19/12/2006 10:40 AMIt seems there was a launch (reported as successful) from Palmahim on July 12, 2005.Must have been a test launch since nothing actually went into orbit. A Shavit upgrade was apparently mentionned in Israeli press.Does anyone have better information?
but Ofeq 7/Shavit is always good for a surprise.
sammie - 11/6/2007 11:58 AMQuotebut Ofeq 7/Shavit is always good for a surprise.Yup Watchdog, you can say that again! Is the exact time available?
sammie - 11/6/2007 4:58 AMQuotebut Ofeq 7/Shavit is always good for a surprise.Yup Watchdog, you can say that again! Is the exact time available?
The launcher used to launch OFEK 7 is more capable and reliable than the launcher used for OFEK 5 in 2002. Since the first launch of OFEK in 1988, the SHAVIT launcher was continuously improved in order to enable insertion into orbit of ever more advanced OFEK satellites.
koraldon - 12/6/2007 12:20 PMHi everybody,here is a link to a movie taken by a guy from Israel watching from the beach - They are talking in hebrew. Sorry for the Low-quality, it is not mine (can't bring a camera inside launch field)
koraldon - 13/10/2007 5:15 PMYou have a payload you want to launch ?
Also, will Ofeq 8 be the first flight of the larger OpSat-3000 platform, shown at Paris last year?
There will be EROS-C launch, before Ofeq. It is planned to be launched aboard Start-1 launch vehicle from Svobodny, Russia, this year but not certain when.
Quote from: osiossim on 01/12/2009 07:22 AMThere will be EROS-C launch, before Ofeq. It is planned to be launched aboard Start-1 launch vehicle from Svobodny, Russia, this year but not certain when.Svobodny cosmodrome was closed.
Svobodny called Vostochniy now.
Israel Studies Airborne Launch Scheme for Shavit Rockethttp://www.spacenews.com/launch/110722-israel-airborne-launch-shavit.html
Is known any new information about israeli's launches in the future?
BGUSAT (Ben Gurion Unicersity Satellite) and DIDO-1 (Space Pharma) - February 15 (on PSLV)